Friday, June 7, 2013

say yes to the dress!

One day i traveled through up to Kleinfelds in New York to

At 6:45a.m i woke up feeling exhausted but as the day continued my emotions took a lot of crazy turns- i dont think i have ever had so many different emotions in one day...

on the way to NYC *eek i cant wait!*
Standing outside of Kleinfelds

waiting in the lobby it looked a lot smaller than i imagined. My consultant came up to me & had me introduce myself & my "entourage." We then moved to a room where i told her kind of what i was looking for. She then took me out into the main area and had me start pulling dresses
Uh i just told you what i wanted isnt this your job?? #overwhelmed
I let her grab a few and take me back to the room. We started pulling the first dress on & before it got halfway up i started shaking my head & pulled it off. Introducing meltdown number 1...

Why the tears? I really had no idea. I just knew none of the dresses hanging across from me were right. She wasnt really seeing my vision. Onto the next...this one actually made it onto my body. progress?! no. My consultant insisted i show my lovely lace dress off to the rest of my family in the waiting room since my tears had delayed us a bit. Did you wanna see what the dress looked like?
this, THIS is what my dress looked like that my consultant insisted i walk out into a crowded room in. I use the bride of frankenstein because that is exactly who i told my consultant i looked like. Her face was priceless as she told me no other bride has uttered those words but i felt honesty was truly the best policy if we were gonna move forward in this appointment. Seeing a picture of her now i think i was a little off but it was lace and long sleeved and heavy, very heavy. It was then when i started to realize that lace was not what i wanted...because it looked like something someone dug out of an old chest...along with all the other dresses hanging. Anyway at this point I am stepping on a pedestal for all of Kleinfelds to look at me...and they were...and i had a face like this. No but really...
obviously not happy right? It was pretty evident. However, everyone began to tell me how good i looked...uh. My consultant told me to turn and look in the mirror but i couldnt....introducing meltdown number 2.
Except it wasnt really a huge meltdown. I just covered my face and started crying...on the front of everyone because i brought liars. I did not look pretty. I looked far from it. The bride of Frankenstein is not how i invisioned myself. Except in their defense they were so nice & great to bring along bc they were huge ego boosts but i knew what i looked like....(see bride of frankenstein image above..) Time to go back to the room and regroup. Mom was super helpful right about then and kinda spoke up for me and had them clear the room with all the dresses that no one in their right mind should ever choose for their wedding day and i was feeling a little better. No more lace. I dont know why the experience was so overwhelming...prob bc i had never tried on dresses before and there were far too many dresses and my consultant was picking wrong. probably bc i told her i wanted really right but now wrong. I wish i could say that the new dresses gave me hope but that in fact would be lying. Mom encouraged me to give them a shot anyone. My consultant pointed to one and insisted i try it on. I looked at the material hanging lifelessly from the hanger and decided to appease this woman. I was not gonna find my dress here. I pulled the satin material up and about died. A huge smile came across my face. Just like with my man when i knew i knew. No second guessing or looking at anything else.
I felt like a bride and looked so dang good. I guess i can say that because i only get one wedding dress and one feeling like this. And although it was only the second dress i put on it was the one. I was so excited to go out and show it off. I stood on the pedestal and could not stop looking at myself in the mirror. Vain? just a little...
This family went crazy. They loved it & so did i.
I put on a veil and headpiece and knew it was perfect. My aunt suggested i put on another to make sure it was the one since it was only the second dress so i went back & took it off....and then put it right back on. I felt stunning and had to have it on so i said yes to the dress! It was very form fitting and beautiful and based off of what i showed Lyle i knew he would love it. I actually showed an image of his favorite dress i showed him beforehand because i wanted one just like it. Then i went into the room while they took my measurements (after vainly staring at myself for 20 mins) and in walked Vera from Say Yes to the Dress. You know the old woman who comes in for all the alterations whose a little scary?
 I got all nervous thinking she was gonna insult me but she told me the dress was beautiful and my mom said you probably say that 100 times a day and she laughed and said "yes but only if i mean it" which is very accurate because ive seen her tell people otherwise. Then we paid for the maggie sottero beauty which came in under budget btw.. ;). I am one happy girl and cant wait to show off my beautiful dress come September! Heres a sneak peak- one in which i showed lyle. hehe. Guess you'll have to wait & see!
xoxo CAIT xoxo

Monday, June 3, 2013

Maryland welcomes you

one time lyle came to my home town which was exciting that for once i could show him around. Lyle surprised me by coming in a night early- he always tries to surprise me & this time...he succeeded. We did lotsa fun things like...
went running at my favorite spot...although this isnt really proof that we ran...uh
we went to Baltimore and ate at the Hard Rock cafe and posed with transformers
& posed like fish
& posed with weird things on our head...and by we i mean lyle...
and we posed with eachother
and i fed the boy lotsa yummy things that hes never tried! like our family favorite, ritas
& Panera. He willingly posed with his food for every pic cause he's the best.
he played with his soon to be nieces & nephew
we went to church & Lyle got to meet a lot of new people & ride in dads baby. He didnt know he would end up staying two extra days cause he just couldnt get enough of me ;) so he didnt have any shoes!
but the real reason lyle came was to get engaged to me! And now i cant stop showing off my stunning new accesory
& although things didnt go according to plan due to Marylands lovely weather i am so happy he got to come and meet the rest of my family! Just being able to relax & play cards with the fam or hang out and watch tv was so nice. I am so excited for Lyle to come out in September & go to D.C., New York, Hershey Park, the zoo & so much more! Theres so much to do on the East Coast so i cant wait.
xoxo CAIT xoxo

Saturday, June 1, 2013

What havent you missed...

So much has happened lately...hence me slacking in the blogging department. Things such as:
a wedding
I am so excited to marry lyle for so many reasons but one of them is that not only do i get two new brothers but a beautiful new sister too! I love Arri and we get along really well, she is so fun so im pretty flippin happy about it. She looked absolutely stunning and i am so happy for her and Bryce and their new life together. Staying out in Utah an extra week was definitely worth it- i loved getting to celebrate with them on their special day. Congrats you two!
Not only did i turn 22 but a couple days later Cassady turned 3!! She got lots of fun presents including this dolphin stuffed animal since she recently developed a love for dolphins...My present to Cass was a pair of pink shoes just like she asked for. I had been wanting to do these for her for a long time and i felt like she would finally appreciate these this year since she is a girl after my own heart. She loves all things bling and girly and she just loved these shoes i made her. She tried to sneak a few peeks while i was making them and when i finally gave them to her i caught her kicking her heels together and staring at her feet all night I should start selling these- they were so much fun to make and i already have another request.
Mothers day
I woke up this year and made mom breakfast for her day. We then went to church and spent the rest of the day hanging out and celebrating mom. I got mom some vera bradley flip flops she picked out too. I am so grateful for my mom and all that she does for me. She is so supportive and helpful and i know how lucky i am to have a mom who is so involved in my life and lets me know that i can do anything i set my mind too. With all the wedding planner i am sure to need her help and i know she will be the biggest help. I love you mom!
i ran into this guy
on campus and then at the gym! It was one of those moments where youre like whatttt. i know him! If you dont watch youtube youre like uh who? well if i didnt have a boyfriend and a boyfriends roomie who love youtubes i wouldnt have the joy of watching how freaking funny this guy is. His channel is so random and funny and i kinda had a ahh moment.
i lounged at the pool
The week before the wedding i stayed at Glenwood with some friends. I wasnt working and i was done school so i pretty much just layed out every day... not that i am complaining! If i could get a career in being a professional sun worshipper i would. I had so much fun relaxing and hanging out with Heather.
i picked my wedding colors!!
when i was 5....hahaha but i picked them with intent to actually use them this time. I'm starting to lean more towards just mint and grey with accents of glitter on things since my dress screams bling and the cake i picked does too but i;m still seeing if i can use both colors as accents for now.. I love mint and yellow is my favorite and i'm picturing grey tuxes. Wedding planning is pretty easy.
i saw an old friend!
i LOVE this girl. A-duch and i have been friends since middle school when i met her. We played lacrosse, soccer & basketball together. She is so much fun and stopped in to say hi to the fam. The whole family adores al so shes always welcome. What a great surprise it was!! love you allison <3
xoxo cait xoxo